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April 02, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2013) -- President Obama commemorated World Autism Awareness Day by announcing the launch of a $100 million brain science initiative "designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain." The announcement was made from the White House following an event in the Blue Room where Autism Speaks and other advocates celebrated "Light It Up Blue."

December 31, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 31, 2011) -- In a year-end review of Congress, NPR correspondent Tamara Keith reported on a professor's finding that the current Congress is on pace to be the least productive since the 1880s. The renewal of the 2006 Combating Autism Act, signed into law September 30 by President Obama, was singled out as one of the few significant achievements.

December 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (December 23, 2011) -- President Obama today signed into law an omnibus budget bill that includes an estimated $230 million in new federal funding for autism research and services, the first of three annual appropriations authorized under the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act.

Suzanne and Bob Wright Attend White House Bill-Signing Extending Landmark Combating Autism Act Another Three Years

Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright today joined President Obama at a White House ceremony where the President signed cruc

September 30, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 30, 2011) – Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright today joined President Obama at a White House ceremony where the President signed crucial legislation renewing the landmark Combating Autism Act for another three years.

February 20, 2009

(February 20, 2009) - As a result of the stimulus plan recently signed into law by President Obama, (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will receive more than $10 billion in new funding over the next two years.